Apple Fuels iWatch Rumors by Seeking Exercise Physiologist to Lead Fitness Tests

Apple is looking to hire an Exercise Physiologist to oversee cardiovascular fitness and energy expenditure tests at its main headquarters campus. The new position was posted to the company's job board today (via 9to5Mac).

Design and run user studies related to cardiovascular fitness & energy expenditure, including calories burned, metabolic rate, aerobic fitness level measurement/tracking and other key physiological measurements.

Candidate will be knowledgeable about the physiological effects being measured and how to avoid potential inaccuracy and experimental error due DOE flaws and/or reference monitor (i.e. metabolic cart, etc.) usage issues.

The role will need to apply relevant knowledge to the design of products and their testing/validation through user studies.

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iWatch concept by Todd Hamilton

The requirements of this position suggest the employee will be working on Apple's rumored fitness-focused wearable. The company has been making a strong push into the medical and fitness field with recent hires like sleep expert Roy J.E.M Raymann from Philips Research and Michael O'Reilly, M.D., former Chief Medical Officer of pulse oximetry company Masimo.

This elite team of medical researchers is presumably designing Apple's iWatch along with fashion experts like Former Yves Saint Laurent CEO Paul Deneve, who was hired last year to work under Tim Cook on a "special project". Apple's fitness band may connect to the iPhone via Healthbook, a fitness app expected to be released alongside iOS 8.

Update: Apple has removed the job listing from its site.

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Top Rated Comments

afro-ninja Avatar
96 months ago
Those are some seriously cool artistic mockups.
Score: 41 Votes (Like | Disagree)
musika Avatar
96 months ago
I think (http://www.turtlepie.net/post/2014/2/wearables) that they're gonna blow us out of the water with this thing. Knowing Apple, they're probably putting the time and thought into all of the basics that nobody else is.

While all other companies rush their stuff to the market with the longest lists of terribly implemented features, Apple is taking their time. I mean, of course we'll have to wait and see. But I expect good things.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BvizioN Avatar
96 months ago
You're getting excited about something you know nothing about? Life just isn't doing it for you, then.

Rumors do fuel excitement! That's what the majority of people are here for.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr Rabbit Avatar
96 months ago
anybody think its possible (or not possible) to build the battery cells directly into the straps, and have them be flexible/adjustable?

Entirely possible, the Nike Fuelband, which the above mockup takes most of it's design cues from, already incorporates the design....

Nike Fuelband teardown (https://www.chipworks.com/en/technical-competitive-analysis/resources/blog/inside-the-nike-fuelband-nike-chip-inside/)



With this in mind, along with Apple hiring several (http://9to5mac.com/2013/09/27/apple-hires-one-of-nikes-top-fuel-band-designers-to-work-on-wearable-devices/) key people (http://9to5mac.com/2013/08/17/key-nike-fuelband-developer-confirms-new-job-at-apple-likely-working-on-iwatch/) from the Nike Fuelband team, I really do think we're going to see Apple's much cooler take on the Fuelband sometime soon.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Tankmaze Avatar
96 months ago
its a cool mockup.

this is a mockup of supposedly an ipad in 2009


knowing apple design language by Mr. Ive, this iwatch mockup could actually be similar to the real thing.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
irfaanfaki Avatar
96 months ago
Personally getting excited about the iWatch. Don't know how many people share my opinion !

Also curious as to what Samsung will deliver later this month - my fandroid friends will have a lot to say to me that's for sure
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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